Kid Rock is stepping up his political messaging as he considers a run for Senate in Michigan.
In a recent rant posted to Facebook (warning: graphic language) music legend Kid Rock continued to prime himself for an upcoming Senate run. In the post, Kid Rock took aim at a number of liberal institutions that have become aggressive towards him since he started flirting with federal politics including Al Sharpton. “Has Al Sharpton even paid his back taxes yet?” Kid Rock asked.
Kid Rock explains that the liberal mainstream media completely changed their approach to the 46-year-old rock star after he launched kidrockforsenate.com. Kid Rock has not formally announced his intentions to run for office, yet the mainstream media is attacking Kid Rock with full force for challenging Democrat incumbent Debbie Stabenow.
“Pay NO attention to the garbage the extreme left is trying to create!” Kid Rock wrote, before explaining the mainstream reaction to his campaign. Rock explained that a recent series of articles accusing him of racism were only published “to stir the pot, when we all know none of this would be going on if I were not thinking of running for office.”
Kid Rock was recently selected to headline a series of concerts at the newly constructed Little Ceasars Arena in Detroit. The Michigan native was asked by Olympia Entertainment to perform six concerts to open the new venue.
The National Action Network (NAN) Al Sharpton’s civil rights group, immediately came out to denounce Olympia Entertainment for selecting Kid Rock, accusing him of racism for displaying the Confederate Battle Flag at concerts.
“When you hire Kid Rock, who is known to be dog-whistling and catcalling to white supremacist organizations and the white supremacist community, alt-right, whatever you want to call them, and you take our tax dollars to do that? That’s wrong,” explained NAN Detroit president Rev. Charles Williams II.
Kid Rock, however, thinks this is also political. “Pretty funny how scared I have them all and their only agenda is to try and label people / me racist who do not agree or cower to them!! No one had a word to say when we sold out the 6 shows at LCA back in January,” he wrote in his Facebook post.
Kid Rock lives in Detroit and is a proud contributor to the local community. In 2014 Rock was granted a NAACP award for his charitable actions by the Detroit chapter of the NAACP. Kid Rock has previously donated to Al Sharpton’s civil rights group, but that is coming to an end.
“I am however very disappointed that none of the people, businesses or charities I have so diligently supported in Detroit have had anything to say about all these unfounded attacks from these handful of jacka***s and The Detroit Free Press,” Kid Rock wrote on Facebook.
“So for the unforeseen future I will focus my philanthropy efforts on other organizations besides the ones I have supported in the past. I would however employ that NAN go ahead and make up these losses since they claim to be so good for Detroit and do not want me opening the arena and generating tons of jobs and tax dollars for the city and people I LOVE.”
It will be interesting to see how the public will respond with their votes if Kid Rock does decide to run for office. One thing is for certain: he won’t be holding his tongue.